Kindergarten Class/ 幼稚園クラス

September 8, 2017 — Leave a comment

A week has passed since I came to Colombia.

I feel like that three weeks passed since I came. At the same time I feel like I have only been a week, I feel I’m getting used to be in this life here as well. Although my Spanish is still poor.

From Monday to Thursday, I work full-time from about 7am to 4pm. On Friday, the school finishes at 1pm. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I have classes by myself all day.

Until today, I had classes only older ages between 10 to 15 years old. But today, I could be in Kindergarden class for 2 hours for the first time.

First of all, I couldn’t understand Spanish terribly and I didn’t understand well what the teachers were saying and honestly I think I wasn’t helpful for them at all. I think I was a kind of a extra big baggage which is like an outsider Asian guy who doesn’t speak Spanish for teachers. I almost feel sorry for them.

But about ages 4, they prefer just talking what they want to talk than asking specific questions. So kids didn’t seem to care about my poor Spanish skill and they appeared to like me, they were hanging me and talking to me a lot. I played tag game, hide and seek and so on with them for almost an hour. I could feel again children are pure and so cute even I am in the outback of Colombia.

Some of the girls seemed to like me so much, and they were cling my legs, arms and my head too.

I truly feel I get better my Spanish quickly and want to understand what they are talking to me. So it’s gonna be much much more fun.

That was so fun and truly happy time to play with them.

今日でちょうどコロンビアに来てから1週間が経った。

気持ちとしては、もう来てから3週間ぐらいは経ったんじゃないかって気分。まだ1週間しか経ってないのかという気持ちと同時に、ここの生活にも大分慣れてきた気がする。でもスペイン語はまだまだだけど。
月からは金は、朝7時頃から4時までフルタイム、金曜は1時まで。火曜と水曜は1人だけでクラスを持ってる。
今までは10歳から15歳までと年齢層が上だったけど、今日は初めて4歳のKindergardenクラスに2時間入ことができた。
まず全然スペイン語が理解できず、先生が何を言ってるのかもよくわからずに全く助けにはならなかった。もはや1人スペイン語がわからないアジア人の生徒を持つという大きな荷物になったじゃないかと思う。
でも4歳ぐらいだと子供は質問よりかは淡々と喋りたいことを一方的に話しかけてくることの方が多いから、子供たちはあまり僕がスペイン語分からないのを気にせず好いてくれた。1時間ぐらい外で鬼ごっこやかくれんぼをして遊んで、やっぱり子供は世界共通で皆んな純粋で可愛いとコロンビアの奥地に来ても思った。
女の子の何人かは結構僕のことを気に入ってくれたみたいで、ニャーニャー猫になりきって僕にしがみつき離れなかった。僕が座ると顔までよじ登ってきて可愛かった。
猫ごっこはどこに行っても女の子の間で人気なんだなーと思った。そして猫の鳴き声はスペイン語圏でもニャーニャー。
早くもっとスペインが分かるようになって子供たちの言ってることが分かるようになりたいとしみじみ思う。
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